Dr. Peli receives Lighthouse's 2006 Pisart Award

March 1, 2007

New York-Lighthouse International has bestowed its 2006 Pisart Award on Eliezer (Eli) Peli, MSc, OD, professor of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston.

New York-Lighthouse International has bestowed its 2006 Pisart Award on Eliezer (Eli) Peli, MSc, OD, professor of ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston.

Dr. Peli, an acclaimed scientist, inventor, engineer, and clinician in the field of vision impairment, has helped further the field of the rehabilitation of patients with age-related macular degeneration with his discovery of the concept of a preferred retina locus.

He has invented image enhancement techniques that improve visibility of specialized TV systems used by those with vision impairment. Dr. Peli also conceived the idea of "vision multiplexing" as a way to process multiple images simultaneously, helping people who have suffered a brain injury or stroke. His patented fiberoptic Taper magnifier was designed as a reading aid.